Originally Posted by kickstand
I agree if he wants to swap in stock stuff it is more work than is worth, but if he wants to swap on a straight axle it is not more worth than it is worth, its the same amount of work as if he already had a 4x4 ranger (except adding a t-case).
Just the T-case? thats it?
How long will that 7.5 last? not long, better off with an stock 8.8, even the 28 spline 4:10 in a ranger will handle some decent lashing. how about t-case linkage a good manual shift 1354(?) will hold up quite well. He would have all the lights on the dash, the holes in the floor. I do believe the frames are different not sure.
Although not necessary, larger motor will inevitabily (sp) be to the benefit for most scenarios.
Quit arguing this, over 90% of the time, buying a 4x4 will provide a much better platform for doing a sas and building a usable ranger.